Dr Anna Pivaty
Dr Anna Pivaty is Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Radboud University, Nijmegen and formerly postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. Anna’s interest lies in the area of socio-legal research on criminal justice, particularly criminal defence professionals, policing and police custody.
Professor Hans Nelen
Professor Hans Nelen is a criminologist and has a law degree. Between 2001 and 2006 he was a senior lecturer and senior researcher at the Institute of Criminology of the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. Since January 1, 2007 Nelen has been working as a professor of criminology at the UM.
Peggy ter Vrugt
Peggy ter Vrugt is lecturer at Radboud University, Nijmegen and PhD Researcher at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, University of Maastricht. Her research interests include criminal justice and human rights, with particular focus on the rights of children.
Dr Dorris de Vocht
Researcher & Trainer
Dr. Dorris de Vocht is Assistant Professor at the department of Criminal law & Criminology in Maastricht University. She focuses on criminal procedure and procedural rights. She has expertise in comparative criminal procedure as well as juvenile justice and has published extensively on these topics. She is also part-time judge at the Limburg District Court.
Researcher & Trainer
Rebecca Heemskerk is Lecturer and part-time PhD candidate at the department of Criminal law & Criminology in Maastricht University. She is also a criminal defence lawyer at Zuketto Advocaten in Maastricht. Rebecca has extensive experience with training criminal justice professionals. Her research interests lie at the intersection of defence rights and international criminal law.
Dr Melanie Sauerland
Dr Melanie Sauerland is Assistant Professor at the
Section Forensic Psychology, Clinical Psychological Science, Departments, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University. Her expertise is in eyewitness memory, face recognition, and investigative interviewing.
Ruben Knehans is Junior Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the Department of Criminal Law & Criminology, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. He was formerly Lecturer at the same department. His research interests include neurolaw, forensic psychology and criminal justice.
Diana Schabregs is Contract Research Consultant at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. She has extensive experience of managing and advising on externally-funded projects, including research projects benefitting from EU funding.
Dr Robert Horselenberg
Dr Robert Horselenberg is Associate Professor of Legal Psychology at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. His research focusses on assessing children, eyewitnesses and suspects statements, and on reasoning with evidence in general.
Dublin City University
Professor Yvonne Daly
Leader Team Ireland
Yvonne Daly is a Professor of Criminal Law and Evidence in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. She is an expert on criminal evidence and procedure, with a specific research focus on effective criminal defence and the legal regulation of criminal investigations.
Dr Aimée Muirhead
Dr Aimée Muirhead was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University. Her research interests include sentencing practice, the rights of individuals in custody, the sociology of prison life, the impact of prison overcrowding, carceral geography and self-identity in prison.
Professor Miet Vanderhallen
Leader Team Belgium
Miet Vanderhallen is Associate Professor Legal Psychology at the Faculty of Law, Antwerp University and Assistant Professor at the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology, Faculty of Law, Maastricht University. She researches, publishes and teaches within the field of legal psychology, particularly on interviewing (young) suspects.
Professor Joëlle Rozie
Joëlle Rozie is full-time Professor of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, Antwerp University. She was involved in the Commissions on the Reform of Belgian Criminal Law.
Dr Pieter Tersago
Dr Pieter Tersago is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Antwerp University. He is also a criminal defence lawyer. His expertise lies in judicial decision-making in criminal justice, (the role of) suspect statements and legal empirical research.
Professor Michele Panzavolta
Team Leader Italy
Michele Panzavolta is Associate Professor of Criminal Law at the KU Leuven. He has experience as a practicing criminal lawyer in Italy. He specialises in European and international criminal law and in comparative studies on criminal law and procedure. His research interests are in intelligence-related topics, financial crime and asset recovery, digital evidence and, more generally, the protection of individual rights in criminal matters.
Diletta Marchesi is FWO PhD Fellow, Researcher and Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Criminal Law, KU Leuven. Her main research interests are international and European criminal law and procedure, international criminal tribunals, international humanitarian law and human rights.
Dr Angelo Marletta
Dr Angelo Marletta is F.R.S. – FNRS Postdoctoral Research Associate at the European Law Centre of the Free University of Brussels (ULB) and formerly Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Criminal Law, KU Leuven. His main research interests cover: the intersection between EU criminal law and EU migration law, mutual recognition in criminal matters and the harmonisation of procedural guarantees in criminal proceedings.
Andrea Zampini is Researcher at the Institute of Criminal Law, KU Leuven and PhD candidate at the Sapienza University of Rome. His research focuses on the right to privacy and criminal justice.